Tokyo Anime Fair Expects Growth

The Tokyo Anime Fair is a month away and organizers are already expecting a record year.

The eighth annual expo is expecting 130,000 visitors, up from just over 126,000 last year, reports Variety. The number of companies attending is overall up, with 242 exhibitors taking 761 booths’up from last year’s 735 booths.

That number reflects an increase in attendance from foreign exhibitors, offsetting a slight decrease in attendance by domestic companies.

The event, to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight, will begin with two days open to the trade only on March 18 and 19, then opens to the public on March 20 and 21.